Research Journal in Comparative Education <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Research Journal in Comparative Education (RJCE)</strong> publishes peer-reviewed articles in education-related subjects which involve the enquiry and evaluation of various educational systems as those practised in different societies and countries in Africa and beyond. The journal welcomes researches that are aimed to: describe educational systems, processes and outcomes; help in the development of educational institutions at all levels, and practices in various countries; highlight the relationships between education and society; establish generalised statements about education that are valid the world over. These are aimed to bring research and knowledge to the widest possible audience in both developed and developing worlds.</p> en-US <p>This work is licensed under a <a href="" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License</a>.</p> <p class="copyright-statement">This open-access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 license.</p> <p class="licensing"><strong>You are free to:</strong> Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. </p> <p class="licensing"><strong>Under the following terms:</strong> Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. </p> <p class="licensing"><strong>No additional restrictions:</strong> You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.</p> (AMOS OJWANG) Sun, 11 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 Ethics, implementation of procurement policies, and efficiency in public high schools in Kenya <p>A number of school principals of high schools have been disciplined by the Ministry of Education due to procurement related issues. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to determine implementing of public procurement policies and their influence on institutional effectiveness in public secondary schools in Kenya. The specific objective of this research was to examine the influence of ethics in implementation of procurement policies on institutional effectiveness in public secondary schools using secondary schools in the former Nyanza Province of Kenya as a case study. The research was based on the institutional theoretical framework and it was a multi methodological investigation adopting cross-sectional survey. The sample comprised principals of schools, deputy principals, teachers, students and Board of Management members sampled randomly. Both qualitative and quantitative data were obtained from the subjects by use of interviews and questionnaires and the data were analyzed using a thematic analysis approach and by the use of descriptive methods. We found out that adherence to procurement ethics and moral principles significantly boosts procuring committee performance in public secondary schools. We recommend that let the relevant state organs conduct civic education among school communities that the public might stop losing resources through unethical and immoral procurement practices.</p> Thomas Nyaencha, Zachariah Kosgei, Joseph Lelan Copyright (c) 2022 Thomas Nyaencha, Zachariah Kosgei, Joseph Lelan Wed, 07 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000